You can tell a lot about a civilisation from the quality of their starship amenities. Take the Federation for example – holodecks, lounges and gyms are standard on pretty much all of their vessels. The corridors are well lit and spacious, demonstrating a culture that truly cares about their citizens. The Klingons on the other hand – cramped, dark ships without luxuries or non-essentials. You’d be lucky to find even so much as a reclining chair on a Bird of Prey.
FTL’s starships, in comparison, lack dining facilities, sleeping accommodation or even toilets. If that doesn’t tell you something about the life expectancy of your average crew-member, I don’t know what does.